Friday, May 2, 2008

sling use instructions -- kangaroo carry

the kangaroo carry is a great way to carry your baby facing outward. this carry can be used with babies who have good head control. it can also be done with a pouch sling.begin by adjusting the fabric through the rings to create a pouch with a wall of fabric against your body.

hold your baby up against your body with their back to you. cross the baby's feet.
hold their feet and body with one hand as you open the pouch of the sling with the other hand. settle the baby's bottom down into the sling.
gather the excess fabric around to the rings. tighten by lifting the fabric of the tail up and pull out. then pull the fabric down to lock it into the rings.
there you are. these special moments sure beat using a stroller!


The Slagleys said...

Jane- I have a hotsling and I did this carry all the time when Kate was 3-4 months old. She loved it! It looks like they would be smashed in there, but they love being in that little ball and looking out at the world! Maybe this next baby, I will get a Plain Jane sling and use all the different holds!

Anonymous said...

These are such beautiful pictures! Makes me want to take pics of Machen in his sling before it's too late.